5 Ways To Fix Minecraft Windows 10 White Screen

Minecraft can be fun and interesting, but also messy sometimes. You could literally stay away for a few hours and return to a white screen. Yes, I know this because I have been in exactly the same situation.

The white screen is a common glitch on Minecraft and could increasingly make you lose interest because the quick conventional solution – “A Restart” just wouldn’t suffice.

When this issue came up on my screen a few months ago, I tried different fixes like uninstalling my avast antivirus, running Minecraft as an administrator, and so on, but all was to no avail.

The breakthrough happened when it dawned on me that shutting down all background services could work, and to my greatest surprise, it worked. 

Fixing the Minecraft white screen glitch is an easy task. In this article, I will be highlighting 5 easy ways to fix this glitch, and ultimately, this will improve your overall gaming experience. Now, let’s deep dive into the subject matter.

How to Fix Minecraft Windows 10 White Screen

Below are the 5 Ways to fix Minecraft Windows 10 White Screen:

1. Set and Allow the Windows Firewall Permission of the Game

Oftentimes, for Windows 10 users, the white screen glitch is caused by actions on your Antivirus or Windows Firewall, which consequently disallows server access for the game. 

You can go about this by adding Minecraft to your Windows 10 Firewall exception list. Listed below are ways through which you can achieve this:

  • Open Windows Defence Firewall.
  • Check the boxes that include your application extension (Minecraft.exe).
  • Check both the Public and Private boxes.
  • Click “OK” to save changes
  • Restart your system.
  • Launch your game – this should definitely suffice.

2. Install New Updates/Drivers for Your Video Cards

The white screen glitch can also be a result of video cards with outdated drivers. Listed below are ways you can update your outdated video card drivers and begin your hassle-free gaming experience:

  • Tap the Windows icon on your keyboard.
  • Type in “Control Panel” in the search bar.
  • Click on Device Manager to open.
  • Search for your video card adapters.
  • Right click on the adapters to open the menu.
  • Left click on the “Update Driver Software”
  • Flow with the subsequent pop up instructions.
  • Patiently wait for the update task to be completed.
  • Restart your system.
  • Launch your game.

Note: For systems with multiple video cards ( display drivers), make sure they are installed / updated separately.

3. From your Task Manager, close the “runtimebroker.exe” 

With my wide range of experience, this easy method should suffice for most gamers. It sounds so easy to be true but yes, it actually works. Follow the steps below on how to go about it:

  • Launch Minecraft. 
  • Keep it running. 
  • Go to your task manager (you can use the Ctrl + Shift + ESC key shortcut or launch through your windows button from  the Start menu).
  • Click on “more details”
  • Locate the running Minecraft (you can find this under “processes”).
  • Click on the arrow icon on the left hand side of the icon.
  • Select the runtimebroke.exe (the one running with the game)
  • Click “End Process”.

Note: As much as this works for quite a lot of gamers, it is impressive to know that of all the fixes we have, this option is often a temporary fix for the white screen glitch. So, all steps will have to be repeated every time you launch the game. 

4. Install New Updates for the Game (Minecraft) Launcher

I have also come to discover that your Minecraft game launcher could also become the reason for a white screen glitch. This happens when the game launcher is outdated and needs to be updated.

A quick way to fix this is manually installing new updates for the game launcher on your system. To about this, follow the steps below:

  • Open your game launcher (you should be able to automatically access information about new updates upon launch). 
  • In cases where you are unable to automatically access new updates upon launch, click on the arrow on the right handside of the Play button.
  • Select  “Latest Release” 
  • Update Minecraft game launcher (another option is downloading the updated setup file via the official Minecraft website.
  • Relaunch Minecraft.

5. Uninstall and Reinstall Minecraft

After going through all the processes listed above and you are faced with no solution yet,  there is only one last dance around it, which is the conventional way of uninstalling and reinstalling Minecraft.

Experience has also taught me that corrupted programs or files and caches can result in a white screen glitch. 

The only way around this is to uninstall Minecraft and do a complete reinstallation. Follow the steps below to understand how to properly uninstall and reinstall Minecraft on Windows 10:

  • Tap on the Windows key.
  • Locate the Control Panel through the search bar.
  • Select Programs and Features.
  • Click on Minecraft.
  • Right click on Minecraft and then select uninstall.
  • Follow the subsequent information promo on your screen.
  • Visit Minecraft’s official website to download the game.
  • Install and enjoy!


A good number of gamers in the Minecraft community are faced with the white screen glitch on Windows 10. This error has quite a lot of simple solutions users can explore and we’ve highlighted them in this article.

Make sure you check through “ways” 1-4 before trying to go for the last option. Check for possible virus invasions as well.

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